First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When talking about your long-term objectives, you should indicate that the job you applied for would be an important step for your goal.|
|2.||When talking about your short-term goals, provide some concrete ideas about how you plan to achieve them. Everyone has goals, but not everyone can articulate how they will be achieved.|
|3.||It is appropriate at this stage of the interview to mention some small aspect of your personal life, but be sure to speak in a broader sense and don’t forget to connect it to your career goals.|
We will read aloud the dialogue below. Once we are done, we will switch roles and read aloud the dialogue again. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
|A:||Well, we’ve certainly talked at length about the industry. I’d like to switch gears for a moment and focus on you. What are your short-term goals?|
|B:||My short-term goal is to secure a challenging position in sales, where my skill set will be fully utilized and where I can feel like I’m making important contributions to our healthy economy every day. This in turn will help me achieve my long-term goal.|
|A:||And your long-term goal is? Also, do you think you are taking the right steps to accomplish your short-term goal?|
|B:||My ultimate goal is to become an M&A specialist. Working in a company such as yours would be a crucial step in that long-term plan.|
|A:||Fine. And now for my favorite interview question: Where do you see yourself in ten years?|
|B:||Ten years from now, I see myself working in a managerial position, with expertise in sales, M&A, and so forth, and being a good resource person for less experienced sales associates.|
|A:||Do you feel that you are on the right path towards achieving these goals?|
|B:||Absolutely. I never want to feel like I have given less than my best. I want to continually strive to reach my goals.|
Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)
Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
|1.||What are your short-term goals?|
|2.||What are your long-term goals?|
|3.||Do you feel you are taking the right steps in your life to achieve these goals?|
Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
Let’s do a role play with the given situations.
You are in an interview. You will tell the interviewer your short and long-term goals, and your steps for achieving these goals.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the interviewer.)
– My short/long-term goal is…
– Ten years from now, I see myself…